Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsThis strategy was adopted in 2016 after a very long and careful process of preparation. It involved a wide range of stakeholders, cultural actors, national governments, international bodies, of course all the EU institutions. The European Parliament actually played a very constructive and forward-looking role. And the cooperation with the European Commission was exemplary. As a result, as one of the results of this process, there was a so-called preparatory action, which contained a wide range of interesting proposals, a comprehensive list of actions and tasks. And many of these proposals were actually taken up by the strategy which was adopted.
The construction of a European cultural diplomacy
Tamas Szücs from the European Commission, explains how the construction of a European strategy for international cultural relations came about